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AWARD WINNING RESUME TIPS! TEMPLATES INCLUDED!

 Writing a resume for many people is very difficult and challenging. Companies use resumes on a regular basis to determine whether or not an individual is the ideal candidate for a position. Obtaining a job depends on how well your resume is put together. It is imperative for everyone to understand the basics of writing a resume. Below is a sample resume that will be used to help solve all of your questions.


#1.
SECTION ONE
Your Name

 Always start off by putting your name on your resume. This may seem like the obvious thing to do, but there are many people who will put nicknames (i.e. peaches)  that could instantaneously drive a potential employer away. Unfortunately, we live in a world that is automatically biased. If you have a name that identifies your ethnicity or religious background, it would be to your advantage to   initial your first name and (in some cases) your last name.

This tactic works well for females that are trying to pursue a wonderful career. America and other countries have improved drastically for women's right, however, in specific fields there are a lot of people who are extremely chauvinistic.




#2
SECTION 2
 Street address,
 Email, State, etc.

These are all important identifiers within the resume process. But, a job may never get past your email address if is says Ilovesugarhoney@yahoo.com.

Please make sure that your email address is extremely professional. Generally, a first and last name is very acceptable, even with initials. But do not list your email address in any way that can show your religious preference, marital status,  ethnicity, sex or your drinking habits. Keep it professional. This includes changing your currently ridiculous voice messages into something  not as shocking.

Until you get the job you want, it is time to retire all of  your non professional behaviours.



#3.
SECTION 3
Objective or Summary

Unless you are specifically applying to ONE particular job, it is highly recommended that you leave the objective off of your resume. People have been taught historically that this is something that needs to be filled in.

This is not true!

If you are looking for a job that is not genre specific, either skip the objective part or fill it in with something that can apply to multiple employers.

Objectives are the most widely misinformed portion on an individuals resume.   Employers will look at your objective and if it does not align "perfectly" to what they are looking for, they will move on to the next candidate.

BOTTOM LINE: KEEP IT BROAD, OR LEAVE IT OFF!

#4.
SECTION 4
Skills Summary

This is a  brief chance for you to allow a company to see how much you have accomplished and what you are looking for. When writing a skills summary as shown in the resume example featured above, be sure to write how many years of experience you have in certain areas. If you are writing a generic resume, keep out any specifics that may eliminate you as a potential candidate. Use  words like customer service, management, marketing, achievements, computer skills, and etc.


SIDE NOTE: At this point, most people have basic computer skills.  It is the year 2012, having basic computer skills is no longer impressive, it is expected!  Unless you understand a very specialized computer skill, companies will automatically assume that you have basic computer skills. In other words, adding this can be a waste of time.


You only need to go into specifics if you are applying to a particular (special field) job that you are sincerely interested in. Always personalize your resume towards that  special company. Also, try not to list any personal achievements that will identify your background, i.e. running a diversity training program, being against guns...you get the point.

During the resume stage, it is imperative that you keep it as non biased as possible. 


#5.
SECTION 5
Skills and Experience

The experience section is an extension of the Skills Summary. The biggest different is that this is not a summary! This portion requires you to list your dates of employments, and what you specifically did at each job. When completing this section, always start with your current job first and list your previous jobs AFTER your current job. If you have been at any job for a long period of time, then it is definitely a great idea to showcase this within your resume. Quitting jobs sporadically is telling the employer that you lack commitment.

It is not important that you list all of your jobs. Generally, unless the employer is extremely picky, it is okay to list the most recent 3 jobs. Some people have been working for a long time and most people can not remember half of the places they have worked.

If you keep it short, the people who are reviewing your resume will take it more serious. Employers tend to get bored by 7 page resumes.




SIDE NOTE: Many recruiters now use software to pick up on your resume. They are not individually going online and searching for resumes. These special programs pick up on specific words related to the job description. If you are really interested in a position, take the time to thoroughly research their company values and some key words that are being used throughout the job description. 

Chances are if a company is using something like career builder, they are being constantly overwhelmed by applications every  second. (Mostly full of people who do not understand the job criteria upon which they just applied to.) When it comes to writing an award winning resume, quantity is not quality. Spend a little extra time and personalize your resume. It is VERY obvious to others when you are sending out the exact same resume to everyone. 

AND REMEMBER! COMPANIES SHARE INFORMATION! DO NOT BE KNOWN AS A LAZY PERSON BEFORE YOU ARE EVEN GIVEN A CHANCE TO WALK IN FOR AN INTERVIEW.



#6.
SECTION 6
Education Level

You work hard on your education so that must mean that you have to show it right? An education is extremely important to mention on your resume, especially if the job requires you to have a certain level of education, however, do not be deceived. Companies value EXPERIENCE over education. This can be frustrating for most people, especially recent college graduates, because the number one question is "HOW CAN I GET A JOB, IF NO ONE WILL HIRE ME BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE EXPERIENCE?"

If you are currently in this situation, then you know that college opens the doors but experience is what gets you the job. The best way to solve this problem is to turn everything into a job. This is all about rephrasing your words. For example, instead of using the word "volunteer" change it to "worked." Just because you did not get paid doing certain things, does not mean it cannot be used as a substitute for a paid job experience.

SIDE NOTE: Salary requirement should not be on your resume. This should be discussed after a follow up interview. Unless, the company requires a range in a cover letter, it is best to stay away from numbers. Negotiate in the end, but first get past the resume stage.



HOW TO BUILD AN
AWARD WINNING RESUME!



#7.
SECTION 7
 References

This section is not featured in the resume example, and it does not need to be. Never give out your references until you have hit a serious point in your job hiring process. Always have the names present and the people you use should be aware that you are using them as a reference.


References, available upon request!




BRIEF RESUME TIPS!
  • Use Effective Titles.
  • Use Bullet points (easier to understand).
  • Explain why you are the person for the job.
  • List out some of your most important achievements and responsibilities.
  • One resume for each employer, this alleviates confusion to both parties.
  • Get someone else to review your resume.
  • Brief is the key, do not write a 7 page resume. One is desirable, two is the maximum.
  • If you have gaps of employment, try to fill them in as much as possible with things that you were doing that can account for job related activities (even if you were a stay at home mother). To eliminate these potential employment gaps in the future, always volunteer or do something that will keep employers from wondering why you have not worked for 10 years.
  • Photos are not necessary, unless you are applying for a model or acting position (See resume below for an example). In that case, your resume would look entirely different then this sample above.
  • Choose a generic layout. Fancy may look cute, but the person who is doing the hiring may get slightly annoyed if your resume is hard to read.


EXAMPLE OF A RESUME FOR AN ACTOR:






RESUMES ARE
WHAT GET YOU
THE INTERVIEW!!!




BIGGEST
RESUME MISTAKES!




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